Today I’m sharing another prime example of how incredible original details can look whilst modernizing through furnishings and art etc. Designer Claire Larritt-Evans turned this 1880s former dance school in Melbourne into a drop-dead gorgeous family home. Elegant yet chic and current, it may be a bit minimal but it is brought to another level with the beautiful stained glass windows, fireplace and tile floor. (Aside from, well, everything here I’m head over heels for the ball/chain detail in the kitchen and the bedding)
Photos: Eve Wilson
I think if you live up in the clouds your home should be as striking as your surroundings. PROjECT did just that here in this Chicago condo. Our clients built a business empire and craved a sophisticated retreat to play, meditate, entertain, relax, and let it all melt away. A chic exaltation of refined and rebellious: Oaxacan pottery, paintings by Picasso + Warhol, lighting fashioned from bike chains, a lounge that doubles as a playground; a yoga studio with a floating lucite daybed cloistered by walnut slab doors; there’s winding corridors with pots of decorative gold at the end of every rainbow. It’s 4,000 square feet of architectural prowess, like Dr. X with design chops.
I have been a huge fan of designers Pierre Emmanuel Martin and Stéphane Garotin of Maison Hand for many years. Everything they touch is magic. Whether light or dark or a mix of both, their projects are always fabulous. Their latest 75 m2 apartment in Lyon, France that they renovated is rough around the edges with lots of black and dark earthy tones and might be my favourite of all. I am intrigued by the wacky layout of the kitchen.
Photos: Romain Ricard
For the moment city living is working for me…. But give me a cabin in the woods, and a modernized 1974 A-frame at that, and I think I could make the switch quite easily. Maybe just for weekends so I could enjoy the best of both worlds? Sounds like the perfect plan 🙂 This stunner is located 1.5 hours outside of San Francisco, designed by Studio PLOW.
Photos: Suzanna Scott
Refined meets rustic with a contemporary take on a country stone cottage. A rough stone exterior, almost a caricature of a childlike house, belies the refined, modern interior with its materials palette of concrete and glazed tiles, terrazzo, timber and bronze. It’s a country getaway. Lucky owners. Beechworth Residence by Melbourne-based Doherty Design Studio.
Photography by Derek Swalwell